Henry Hawk News

Week of October 5, 2020

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Principal Gutierrez's Message

Dear Henry Families,

We want to thank each and everyone of you for your continued hard work, patience, and perseverance during this last month of remote learning. We recognize how hard families are working to help students continue to learn and grow. We appreciate all of you as we continue this journey together.

Progress Reports will be finalized by teachers this Wednesday October 7th and we are asking for your assistance. Paper copies of the progress reports are being mailed by CPS' central office. As we found out last year, there is a 1-3 week(s) delay in receiving the paper copy of the progress report in the mail. The good news is that you can access the same information by checking your student's Aspen Account and the Aspen Parent Portal!

As teachers prepare to finalize progress reports, we are asking that families check Aspen Parent Portal and take time to complete and submit any missing assignments. Moving into week 5 of instruction, we are noting many students with missing assignments, resulting in many overall grades of D or F. Please know that per CPS policy, teachers need to enter grades for assignments and assessments in the same manner they do during the normal school year. It is critical that students take time to submit all work so that grades are as accurate as possible.

If you need assistance in accessing ASPEN parent portal, please contact Ms. Reynolds at mamunozmaciel@cps.edu.

Thank you to those parents who attended our Coffee with the Principal and our Bilingual Advisory Committee meeting last week. This week we will have our Virtual LSC Forum on Thursday, October 8th at 5:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for you to meet the candidates for LSC. See the information in our Henry Hawk News on how to join this virtual meeting.

Stay well.

Principal Gutierrez

What's In This Week's Henry Hawk News?

LSC Forum

8th Grade Parent Meeting: High School Preparation

CSI Fall Enrichment Virtual Programs Begin this week

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Maggie Garfinkel

Family Remote Learning Support

Virtual LSC Forum

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 5-6pm

Google Meet

Meet the candidates who are running for our Local School Council.

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Join by phone

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8th Grade Parent Virtual Meeting: High School Preparation

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 5:30pm

Google Meet

This meeting will explain how to set up an account, the different high school programs, and the eligibility requirements for each program.


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CSI Fall Enrichment Virtual Programs

Program Begins this week: October 5th - December 4th

Any questions/concerns please contact Ms. Padua at dvalentepadua@cps.edu. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con la Sra. Padua en dvalentepadua@cps.edu.

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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Garfinkel

Hello Henry Families,

Here are some parent support opportunities:

We will be having a high school meeting for 8th grade parents next Tuesday, October 6th at 5:30pm. This meeting will explain how to set up an account, the different high school programs, and the eligibility requirements for each program. To join, click on this Google meet: https://meet.google.com/qcp-ngnb-vjf

There is also a virtual workshop for parents about raising resilient children next Tuesday, October 6th, at 6pm in English and Tuesday, October 13th at 6pm in Spanish through the Streamwood Behavioral Hospital. This workshop will teach parents how to help their children manage their feelings so they can be resilient when facing problems in their future. The flyers are posted below.

As a reminder, I want to make sure this information is meeting your needs, so please complete this survey as soon as you can:


If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. The best way to reach me is by email: mgarfinkel@cps.edu

I look forward to working with you all this year,

Maggie Garfinkel, LPC, NCC

School Counselor

Henry Elementary School

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Family Remote Learning Support

Remote Learning Page on Henry Website

Learn how to get on Parent Portal, Google Email, Google Meets, Google Classroom. Click the link above.

CPS Family Tech Support Link

Need Technology support? CPS’ Information Technology Services team has created a single source online system for parents and students to get support for their technology devices or other technology related questions. Click the button above.

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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Reynolds, and Mrs. Abraham